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People keep asking me whether I, as the founder of Bye Bye Plastic, still have hope that the flood of plastic can be combated. And whether I have not already become hopeless because of the knowledge about the extent of plastic pollution in the oceans.
With a length of up to 33 meters, the blue whale is the largest animal on our planet. From originally about 350,000 blue whales, the population is currently estimated at 10,000 to 25,000 individuals. And now its population is also under massive threat from plastic in the oceans. U.S. researchers have found that whales consume up to 10 million microplastic particles a day.
Wow, that was an intensive sustainability week on Sylt From 20 to 26 September 2022, everything on Sylt revolved around this topic as part of the German Action Days on Sustainability. And a whale played the leading role ...